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Kissinger Family History

Kissinger Name Meaning
German and Jewish (from Germany): habitational name from Kissingen in Franconia or Kissing in Bavaria, both of which, according to Bahlow, are named with a lost element kis(s) ‘marsh’, ‘swamp’, although Berger favors a Slavic origin, from kisac ‘to make acid’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Kissinger Families

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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

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Kissinger Family Origin

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Kissinger Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

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